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Georgia Tech running back Jonathan DwyerThe Battle for the Top of the MAC also showcases a BCS Buster going for an undefeated season.

More to the fantasy point, make sure you have Nate Davis, MiQuale Lewis, Dan LeFevour, Johnathan Dwyer (right, ICON SMI), James Starks, Stephen Williams and Seyi Ajirotutu in your lineups.

Set your social calendar appropriately…

Wednesday, November 19
7:00 PM ET     Ball State (16 and their many dopplegangers) at Central Michigan

Thursday, November 20
7:45 PM ET     Miami at Georgia Tech

Friday, November 21
6:00 PM ET     Buffalo at Bowling Green
7:00 PM ET     Miami (Ohio) at Toledo
9:30 PM ET     Fresno State at San Jose State


Kenny Britt of RutgersThe Head2Head College Salary Cap Game is nearing its end, and our Forum’s own resident H2H analyst Topher Dean breaks down his Efficiency Rating’s top ten through week 10 of the H2H season:

10) Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers (6.5M, 70.25 efficiency rating)

The Big East’s top receiver finally nudges into the top ten after several weeks of consistent play. Britt (right, hauled in 9 passes for 107 yards and a score against Syracuse this past Saturday earning him 25 H2H points. The junior is averaging over 20 points per game and has a salary below 7.0M, which should warrant an immediate plug into the lineup. The trouble is he’s the fourth receiver on this list this week so someone has to be the odd man out unless you’re flexing. Britt faces the conference’s top defense in South Florida this week which should test his staying power on this list.

9) Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas (6.9M, 76.36 efficiency rating)

I asked for 30 and he gave me 20. Not bad, but with what appears to be a now healthy Quan Cosby, Shipley’s numbers could take a hit. Don’t get off this wagon yet because he remains Colt McCoy’s most reliable target. This week Kansas and the Big 12’s worst pass defense stroll into Austin and Shipley could still be looking at a career day.

8) Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State (12.9M, 81.35 efficiency rating)

This is quite a fall from grace from what could be the NFL prospect among collegiate quarterbacks. Nobody has been more disappointed in Freeman last two performances than me but it seems his lack of supporting cast at wide receiver (you can only get so much out of water-bug Brandon Banks) is catching up with him. It may be time to jump off the ship but I’m giving him one more week against Nebraska at home to redeem himself. (more…)

Horned FrogMay we present this week’s weeknight college football slate, or as I like to call it “The Foundation for Planning all Social Activities” (BCS Ranking in parentheses).

The Mountain West clash between the Horned Frogs and the Utes on Thursday is much see TV on CBS College Sports while all others are on the four-letter network…

MAC heavy on Tuesday and Wednesday – Humpday is a tough matchup for Nate Davis on Wednesday and a battle of strong WR3’s of Andre Jones of Akron and Stephen Williams of Toledo.

Tuesday, November 4
7:30 PM ET Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo

Wednesday, November 5
8:00 PM ET Northern Illinois at Ball State (17)
8:00 PM ET Toledo at Akron

Thursday, November 6
7:30 PM ET Maryland (23) at Virginia Tech
8:00 PM ET Texas Christian (12) at Utah (8)

Friday, November 7
9:00 PM ET Nevada at Fresno State

Brennan Marion goes deep.Tulsa Golden Hurricanes continued to shock and awe opposing defenses, this week unleashing a 77-35 assault of UTEP in Conference USA play.

Tulsa World quoted head coach Todd Graham, “I’ll be very surprised if we’re not (in the Top 25 polls),” Graham said. “I think we’re very well-deserving. We’re 7-0, and we’ve dominated six of the seven times we’ve been out and played. We have the No. 1 offense in the nation…”

He got his wish as this week’s AP poll put Tulsa at #22 in the nation, and the Athletic Directors Coaches Polls at #19.

Tulsa QB David Johnson threw for five touchdowns and 434 yards, but the fantasy star was Mr. Deep Ball WR Brennan Marion (right, Icon SMI) – six catches, 233 yards and three TD including a 97 yarder.

Next up for Tulsa – the University of Central Florida.

Live in Denton, Texas, from the “Add whomever North Texas plays” file…

Warhawk WR Darrell McNeal has two 100-yard games this season, and he is hot off one against a decent Red Wolves defense of Arkansas State. My projection is he is next on the long list of outstanding offensive performers to face the (not so) Mean Green defense.

  • Week One – WR Brandon Banks of Kansas State, 3-88-2 TD
  • Week Two – Tulsa WR Brennan Marion, 4-107 and a 50yd TD
  • Week Three – LSU RB Charles Scott seven rushes, 102 yards and 2 TD
  • Week Four – Rice WR Jarett Dillard 8 catches, 114 yards and 4 TD
  • Week Five – FIU WR Ty Hilton 3 rec, 145 and 2 TD, plus a return TD
  • Week Six – ULL WR Jason Chery scored FIVE TD and was our Player of the Week.

Get the drift? and it is Homecoming! Get to know Darrell McNeal. He has a brother, Darrius, and four sisters, Kinyada, Shaquita, Ishana and Iana…

The Army needs air support, ground forces and the ability to return enemy fire with equal force. Jason Chery of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette supplied all three in the Ragin’ Cajuns 59-30 win over North Texas on Saturday.

Chery had 335 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns – in the first half.

Chery had just seven touches in the first half, two kickoff returns for 131 yards, three receptions for 123 yards and two runs for 81 yards. Chery scored on a 97-yard kickoff return, an 81-yard run and caught scoring passes of 17, 49 and 57 yards.

Jason Chery, this week’s Army “Find Your Strength” Player of the Week.

Jordan Shipley corralled 11 receptions and 2TD in the 2008 Red River Rivalry.which now seems to be a weekly occurrence…

Number one is not safe. Nor is being ranked third. Nor is rating as the fourth best team in the nation and having the leading Heisman Trophy candidate at QB wearing the jersey of a fallen teammate. The only reprieve in the top four was having the week off to witness the carnage.

#5 Texas took out #1 Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout Rivalry in a game for the ages, 45-35. The quarterbacks proved deserving of all the pregame hype, but the standout to me was the receiving and returning of Texas Jordan Shipley (right, Icon SMI). Shipley has fought back from years of nagging injuries and had his coming out party with numerous big plays, but none bigger than the kickoff return for TD that immediately halted any Sooner momentum.

FCB pollsters thought that OU would benefit more from this game, with Alabama right behind that (which I suppose was a vote for Texas?).

#2 Alabama may be at home wondering aloud if they get the top spot this week in the polls, or do the Longhorns leapfrog past them? Open letter to Alabama faithful – don’t sweat it, check the calendar. Keep up the great work in the SEC, notice Texas’ schedule over the next month and bide your time.

More on the Gators returning to the national title picture, and the Pokes stealing #1 dreams at The Zou after the jump.